A long time ago I wrote a book. When it was published, I read it.
I was shocked.
I had no idea that I’d written a book about Human Resources. It certainly wasn’t what I thought I’d written. It was as if you thought you’d written a science fiction novel and it ended up being a cookbook.
I was reminded of this yesterday while reading an article in Tech Republic:
3 reasons why hiring older tech pros is a smart decision
By Alison DeNisco Rayome
… “The combination of a stereotype that older adults don't use technology, and the fact that younger people are doing the development, has implications," Mitzner said. Not only are older workers being overlooked, but products that could reach a large segment of the population are not designed to do so.”
‘….Wait … I wrote a book about this in 2005, even though I didn’t think I was writing it …. Same plot, same themes, different setting, different characters. But it’s my book …
Should I sue for plagiarism???’
A blog post (before there were blogs) from 2003:
Back into the Fold
The Giant Leap: There had better be a minor revolution in the creative end of the advertising industry. Talented men and women in their late forties and fifties need to be brought back into the fold if you want to reach us. This includes copywriters, graphic artists, producers, directors, and creative directors.
The first few chapters of that moldy, old book:
Intro-First Chapter (PDF)
And a collection of posts about Human Resources:
The more things stay the same, the more they stay the same.